A corrupt African colonel has converted half his country's wealth into diamonds and smuggled them to a Manhattan safe house. Four upstanding citizens plan to rescue their new nation by stealing the diamonds back—with the help of a “specialist”—Parker, that is. He has the best references in town. Will Parker break his rule against working with amateurs and help them because his woman would be disappointed if he doesn’t? Or because three hired morons have threatened to kill him and his woman if he does? They thought they were buying an advantage, but what they get is a predated death certificate. “Crime fiction stripped down—as it was meant to be. . . . Oh, how the pages keep turning.”—Philadelphia Inquirer “Old master that he is, Stark does all of them one better.”—Los Angeles Times
A Parker Novel
Author: Richard Stark
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Contains three Harry Bosch novels. THE BLACK ECHO: A body found in a tunnel off Mulholland Drive looks like a routine drugs overdose case, but one new puncture wound amidst the scars of old tracks leaves LAPD detective Harry Bosch unconvinced. To make matters worse, Bosch recognises the victim: Billy Meadows was a fellow 'tunnel rat' in Vietnam. Bosch believes he let down Billy once before, so now he is determined to bring the killer to justice. THE BLACK ICE: When the body of a missing LAPD narcotics officer is found, rumours soon emerge that he had been selling a new drug called Black Ice from Mexico. The LAPD are quick to declare the death as a suicide, but Bosch is not so sure. Fighting an attraction to the cop's widow, Bosch starts his own maverick investigation, which soon leads him over the borders, and into a dangerous world of shifting identities and deadly corruption. THE CONCRETE BLONDE: When Bosch shot and killed Norman Church, he was convinced it marked the end of the search for one of the city's most bizarre serial killers. But four years later, Church's widow is taking Bosch to court, accusing him of killing the wrong man. To make matters worse, Bosch has just received a note, eerily reminiscent of the ones the killer used to taunt him with. As he battles to clear his name in court, Bosch faces a desperate race against time to find the killer...
The Black Echo, the Black Ice, the Concrete Blonde
Author: Michael Connelly
Category: Bosch, Harry (Fictitious character)
When Raif and Drey Sevrance return home to their clan as the only survivors of a vicious attack in which both their father and the clan chief, were killed, everything changes for Raif. Uneasy with the new chief's reign of brutality and his brother's acceptance of it, Raif welcomes his uncle Angus Lok's invitation to accompany him to Spire Vanis. Asarhiah March, Ash for short, is the beautiful ward of Penthero Iss, Overlord of Spire Vanis. Suspicious of Penthero's increasing interest in her developing body, when Ash overhears him planning to imprison her she flees, only to be cornered at the city gate by a band of the Overlord's elite guards. But as they close in on her, a stranger comes to the rescue - observed by a bemused Raif, Angus Lok plunges into the midst of the guards and snatches her to safety. For Angus knows that as this girl grows to womanhood she will develop powers which could destroy herself and the world if she doesn't learn to control them . . . and only Raif can protect her on her journey to understanding.
Book 1 of the Sword of Shadows
Author: J. V. Jones
Publisher: Hachette UK
George Robert Fosty is a Canadian historian and documentary filmmaker currently living in New York City. He was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and studied at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and the London City Polytechnic in England Darril W. Fosty is a Canadian historian and documentary filmmaker currently living in York Beach, Maine. He was born in British Columbia and studied history and journalism at Western Washington University in Washington.
The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925
Author: George Robert Fosty,Darril Fosty
Publisher: Nimbus Pub Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
Britt goes hiking in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming with her ex-boyfriend Calvin, but trouble arises when she is caught in a blizzard, taken hostage by fugitives, finds evidence of murders, and learns whom to trust and whom to love.
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Wenn Liebe gefährlich wird ... Eine hoch romantische Romeo-und-Julia-Story Das Letzte, was Carlos Fuentes will, als er zu seinem Bruder Alex zieht, ist, es diesem gleichzutun. Denn weder ist Carlos bereit, auf sein Image als »Bad Guy« zu verzichten, noch mag er sich wie Alex und dessen Freundin Brittany in eine feste Beziehung begeben. Und schon gar nicht will Carlos sich auf seine Mitschülerin Kiara einlassen, denn sie ist das exakte Gegenteil der Mädchen, auf die er bislang abfuhr. Auch Kiara hat alles andere im Sinn, als mit einem arroganten Latino-Macho wie Carlos anzubandeln. Und doch ziehen sich Kiara und Carlos magisch an – und riskieren damit mehr, als sie je geglaubt hätten. Denn selbst wenn Carlos Kiara zuliebe sein ganzes bisheriges Leben über den Haufen wirft – in seiner ehemaligen Gang gibt es Leute, die das unter keinen Umständen zulassen wollen...
Author: Simone Elkeles
Publisher: cbt Verlag
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book. Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more—and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down—in this “vivid, satisfying, and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption, and grace” (Kirkus Reviews) from the Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award–winning author of When I Was the Greatest. Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died—although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can’t handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad’s snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt’s snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. Crazy name, and she’s been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She’s tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he’s drawn to her, and definitely why he can’t seem to shake her. Because there’s nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness—and who can maybe even help take it away.
Author: Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction